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The symbol shows the location of the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter which serves 83,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Brierley Hill transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C32- (561.8MHz)179mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34+ (578.2MHz)179mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)179mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)179mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LB
 V -10dB
C33 (570.0MHz)179mDTG-12200W
Channel icons
from 31st October 2014: 7 Big Centre TV,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Brierley Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 15km east (86°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 15km east (86°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Brierley Hill (Dudley, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-137 Mar 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TA K T
C29LB
C31ArqA
C32BBCA
C33_local
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C37ArqB
C50tv_offSDN
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C55tv_offArqB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4
C59tv_off-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 2*, Mux B*, LB(-17dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux C*(-20dB) 100W
Mux D*(-21dB) 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Sutton Coldfield transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Brierley Hill was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Friday, 15 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:03 PM

Joan Salt: What is your postcode please?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 16 April 2011
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Joan Salt
11:53 AM
Brierley Hill

Briantist. my post card is DY5 4DL, Checked again just now ( 12 noon Sat 16th April) still same as over the past days.

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Joan Salt's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:00 AM

Joan Salt: The work has finished on this transmitter, if you still have problems see Freeview reception has changed? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice please.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:28 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - erley Hill Transmitter group works on 14 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:00hrs and 20:00hrs on 14 April 2011 TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:00 and 18:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:00 and 18:00. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:28 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - erley Hill Transmitter group works on 14 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 09:00hrs and 20:00hrs on 14 April 2011 TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:00 and 18:00. Digital services - Mux1, Mux2, MuxA, MuxB, MuxC and MuxD will be subject to periods of shutdown between 09:00 and 18:00. [DUK]

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011
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chris pugh
10:46 AM
Stourbridge

Transmittor Brierley Hill
Roof arial
Perfect reception up to 15-4-11 then TV needed re-tuning. Since then reception has been poor with frequent pixalating and sound break up.
Please tell me what has changed and why

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:04 PM

chris pugh: My guess is that your box is one of those that tunes in the first version of the signals that it finds, rather than the strongest/best-quality version. It's probably tuned in the weak (because off-beam) signals from The Wrekin on channels 26 and 23 rather than the strong ones from Brierley Hill.

The Wrekin switched over starting on the 6th and completing on the 20th, so now transmits much stronger signals than it did a few weeks ago.

Try deleting all the channels, then manually tuning using the frequencies at the top of the page.

Note that there was work on the Brierley Hill transmitter for a few days before the 15th, so it's possible that just retuning the TV will sort out the problem. It's possible that a new transmitting aerial was fitted, which could have changed the received signal levels. At less than two miles from the transmitter, it's more likely that you have too much signal than too little - remove any amplifiers or boosters you have. If none, or it doesn't help, try fitting an attenuator.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Friday, 29 April 2011
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alan
5:06 PM
Oldbury

bbc has not been any good on free view fot over a week!just watching now and its beter on analoge no sound and stuttering picture i believe its called buffering.

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:29 PM

alan: According to the Digital UK postcode checker you only receive a full Freeview service from Sutton Coldfield at your location. It is possible that (like in the reply above from Mike Dimmick to chris pugh) you have stored the channels received from The Wrekin rather than the stronger ones from S/C which are found later in the scan.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:45 AM

BRIERLEY HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 09:20 today to 09:31 today [BBC]

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